Event Type

Presentation

Location

Kansas City Public Library Central Branch, Helzberg Auditorium

Start Date

18-4-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2018 11:00 AM

Description

Speaker Bio:

Ruth Parker, MD, Emory University

Dr. Parker is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. For over two decades, her work has focused on research, education and advocacy efforts to advance our nation’s health literacy. She is an author of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) and of the definition of health literacy used by Healthy People 2010, the IOM, the NIH, and the Affordable Care Act, as well as many scholarly pieces on health literacy. She is a national associate of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and serves on advisories to the FDA and PCORI. Dr. Parker served in leadership roles as a health literacy advocate for professional societies including the AMA and the ACP Foundation.

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Keynote Address

MeSH Keywords

Health Literacy; Health Communication

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Apr 18th, 10:00 AM Apr 18th, 11:00 AM

Health Literacy: Can We Confuse Patients Less?

Kansas City Public Library Central Branch, Helzberg Auditorium

Speaker Bio:

Ruth Parker, MD, Emory University

Dr. Parker is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. For over two decades, her work has focused on research, education and advocacy efforts to advance our nation’s health literacy. She is an author of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) and of the definition of health literacy used by Healthy People 2010, the IOM, the NIH, and the Affordable Care Act, as well as many scholarly pieces on health literacy. She is a national associate of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and serves on advisories to the FDA and PCORI. Dr. Parker served in leadership roles as a health literacy advocate for professional societies including the AMA and the ACP Foundation.

 

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